United States revokes Trump designation of Ansarullah as “terrorist organisation”

United States revokes Trump designation of Ansarullah as “terrorist organisation”

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has revoked Trump’s designation of Ansarullah as a “foreign terrorist organisation”.

Blinken said in a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry: “Starting from February 16, the classification of Ansarullah, sometimes called Houthis, is withdrawn from the list of foreign terrorist organizations.”

He explained that the decision was based on “the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen.”

In a statement, he added: The United States will “closely monitor” the activities of Ansarullah, and is working to “define” new targets for the sanctions, especially for those “responsible for attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea and for missile attacks on Saudi Arabia,” as he put it.

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